Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

Two reputed gang members were charged Friday with killing a 25-year-old man on the border of Stanton and Anaheim.

Noe Lezama of Anaheim was arrested Wednesday and Alfredo Quiroz of Garden Grove was taken into custody Friday on suspicion of gunning down Frederick Temple of Anaheim on Tuesday afternoon.

The defendants, both 25, are charged with one count each of murder and conspiracy, with a special circumstance allegation of gang activity.

Lezama additionally faces sentence-enhancing allegations for vicarious discharge of a firearm causing great bodily injury by a gang member and gang activity, according to court records.

Quiroz-Muniz faces sentence-enhancing allegations for the personal use of a firearm, discharge of a firearm causing death and gang activity.

Deputies responded to a “shots fired” call about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Jaimee Blashaw of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Temple was shot at Dale and Lola avenues and managed to stagger over to Ravenswood Drive and Dale, where his body was found, Blashaw said.

Temple was pronounced dead at the scene from a chest wound.

The killing was related to an earlier shooting near Cerritos Avenue and Yana Drive, sheriff’s officials said. Investigators found a gun thought used in one of the shootings.

Lezama pleaded guilty Feb. 24 to possession of drug paraphernalia and was placed on three years of informal probation and ordered to participate in a drug program, according to court records.

— City News Service

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